Neil Tennant Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Neil Tennant Quick Info
Height5 ft 10½ in
Weight76 kg
Date of BirthJuly 10, 1954
Zodiac SignCancer
Eye ColorBlue

Neil Tennant is a talented English musician, singer, songwriter, and music journalist. He is known for co-founding the synth-pop duo group Pet Shop Boys with Chris Lowe in 1981. Before forming his band, he worked as a journalist and later as assistant editor for Smash Hits magazine. As a member of Pet Shop Boys, he has won many Brit Awards including “British Single” in 1987, “British Group” in 1988, and “Outstanding Contribution” in 2009. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History from North London Polytechnic.

Born Name

Neil Francis Tennant

Nick Name

Neil

Neil Tennant in an Instagram post as seen in July 2019
Neil Tennant in an Instagram post as seen in July 2019 (Neil Tennant / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

North Shields, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

Residence

  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • County Durham in the North East countryside England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Education

Neil Tennant studied at St. Cuthbert’s Grammar School, in Newcastle upon Tyne. After that, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History from North London Polytechnic, London in 1975.

Occupation

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Music Journalist

Family

  • Father – William W. Tennant (Sales Representative)
  • Mother – Sheila M. Tennant
  • Siblings – Susan Tennant (Older Sister), Simon Tennant (Younger Brother), Philip Tennant (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Frank W. Tennant (Paternal Grandfather), Charles Tennant (Paternal Great Grandfather), Margaret Bell (Paternal Great Grandmother), Marion Wallace (Paternal Grandmother), William Wallace (Paternal Great Grandfather), Mary (Paternal Great Grandmother), Joannes Sidney Watson (Maternal Grandfather), Joannis Watson (Maternal Great Grandfather), Maria Agnes Davis (Maternal Great Grandmother), Catharina Anna Scarff (Maternal Grandmother), Roberti Joannis Scarff (Maternal Great Grandmother), Mariae McDermot (Maternal Great Grandmother)

Manager

Neil Tennant is managed by Becker Brown, Artist Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre

Synth-pop, Dance, Electro Pop, New Wave, Alternative Dance

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Guitar

Labels

  • EMI Records
  • Parlophone Records
  • Spaghetti

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Neil Tennant during a performance in May 2011
Neil Tennant during a performance in May 2011 (vagueonthehow / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • Balding on the midsection
  • Tends to wear thick rectangular rimmed glasses
  • Tends to wear a hat during a performance on stage
Neil Tennant at the 2011 Sydney Resolution Concert
Neil Tennant at the 2011 Sydney Resolution Concert (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Best Known For

Co-founding the synth-pop duo called Pet Shop Boys with Chris Lowe in 1981 and performing hit songs like Miracles, Heart, I Get Along, Jealousy, Shopping, One More Chance, and Was It Worth It?

First Album

On March 24, 1986, Neil Tennant as a member of Pet Shop Boys released their debut album titled Please with Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and EMI America Records in the United States. The album had 11 tracks.

First TV Show

In 1986, he made his first TV show appearance on the comedy music series Entre amigos.

Neil Tennant Favorite Things

  • Club – Area in Avenue A, London

SourcePop Justice

Neil Tennant in an Instagram post as seen in March 2019
Neil Tennant in an Instagram post as seen in March 2019 (Neil Tennant / Instagram)

Neil Tennant Facts

  1. In 1994, in one of his interviews, Neil stated that he is openly gay.
  2. In 2006, The Independent on their Sunday [UK] Pink List named Neil Tennant as no. 65 in their “Most Influential Gay Men and Women” list.
  3. One of his previous jobs was working in a pop magazine called Smash Hits as a music journalist.
  4. He is one of the key supporters of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
  5. The first song that made him notice pop music was The Tornados’ Telstar (1962).
  6. The first album that he bought was The White Album (1968) by The Beatles.
  7. Being a massive fan of EF Benson’s comic novels, which generally is related to high society shenanigans in prewar Rye in Sussex, Neil bought a house in that area.
  8. In 1975, Neil formed his first band called Dust which was greatly influenced by The Incredible String Band.
  9. Neil’s first job was at the Marvel Comics publication where he had to tone down some suggestive costumes of certain superheroes.
  10. He had his first kiss with Frances Macdonald at age 9, and he later stated that he quite enjoyed it.
  11. He confessed that he is uneasy with messages as it tends to take control of one’s life.
  12. When he was younger, he didn’t want to be typecast as gay because he didn’t want to be a clone.
  13. Visit his official website @ petshopboys.co.uk.
  14. He is not active on social media.

Featured Image by Neil Tennant / Instagram

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